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found this old thread.......

Im after some TPMS senders...ie the bit in the tyre.....

Im getting an additional set of wheels for winter tyres and want the TPMS to work

(they are just the rims)

so......anyone know where its possible to get them from...other than your Lotus dealer....

 

thanks

G

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Be careful with the SAAB sensors as discussed elsewhere on the forum I bought a set of these and they didn't work at all with my car. I ended up buying Autel sensors and the machine to program them.

God, I'm an 'old school' Engineer but you're sounding like a proper Luddite.  First, let's talk in psi as it provides more precision. In round figures you get 1.5 psi for .1 bar so increments are

Buy the cheap Saab/GM ones from the USA. Mentioned earlier in the thread. 

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They're £44 + VAT from Lotus, not cheap! 

 

Anything on here? http://www.tyresensors.com/

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they don't list Lotus on that site....but theyre a Saab part too...

 

Schrader TPMS Sensor No 20159

 

cant seem to find anywhere in the UK that has them but they seem to be cheap in the US


amazon...... 

 

:-)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Schrader-20159-TPMS-Sensor-Saab/dp/B004JBYUWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423665809&sr=8-1&keywords=Schrader+TPMS+Sensor+20159

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the link at the top didn't seem to work so Ive reposted it.......I hope......

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http://www.washmedia.co.uk/new2015zdiscount2014asc194.php/tpms-fits-lotus-evora-2011-tire-pressure-sensor-p-13952.html?action=add_product&zenid=537cfbee787fc6cce60cd63b87de25eb

 

 

Ive had an email from these people who have advised me its free shipping to the UK for a set of 4

 

I am very tempted.....but......at $110....about £77 theyre very cheap.....

that cheap they make me wary....

 

what do people think?

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They are crap. First thing I did to the car was to turn that off after 1 month. A proper calibrated hand gauge used every week is much better and more interesting to use.

 

 

If I could pry them off my wheels without damaging them you could have them for free!

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????  :huh: In what way do you find them crap?  Accuracy or what?  I have 2 sets, one on each set of rims and very accurate in direct comparison to a calibrated motorsport grade hand held.  The point surely is they detect a slow puncture before you get too far on and either damage tyre or worse.

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I found them crap for a couple of reasons that eventually I found out were common experiences with others who tried them on various track cars - with temp changes the pressure number constantly changes and becomes a meaningless number on the dash and several times set off low pressure warning when nothing remiss was actually happening. 

And the sensors seldom calibrate correctly - when the tires were all even (checked with my calibrated guage) often the number on the dash was different for some wheels. So gave up trusting it and then what is it - pointless weight to counter balance on the wheels with wheel weights.  

 

I did not get them mounted on my second set of wheels. And when the time comes to refurb my set which has them they will be removed.

 

Bottom line is I don't trust them and its a common experience. 

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Ouch £80 for one sensor! 

Much cheaper to buy a set of Autel sensors and programmer pad.  The Lotus system on the Evora uses 433Mhz and the sensors need to be programmed with an ID number and system will detect the sensors and learn which sensor is where after driving for a few miles.  The sensors do need an ID programmed in the first place so you can't use the Autel sensors straight of the shelf.  The Autel programmer should be able to clone your existing sensors if you want to keep the ID the same but as long as the sensor is programmed with an ID the system will self learn.

Set of 4 sensors are available for around £80-90 and the USB programming pad is available for around £40-60.   Here are just one link out of many from Ebay also many sellers on Amazon selling both Autel sensors and programmers.

Autel MX sensor 433Mhx £80 for 4: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X4-Original-Autel-MX-Sensor-433MHz-Programmable-Universal-TPMS-Sensor-Most-Cars/183264912039?epid=1342402954&hash=item2aab70a2a7:g:d38AAOSwi3tbIjHt

Autel programming pad £40: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autel-MaxiTPMS-PAD-TPMS-Sensor-Programming-Programmer-Accessory-Device/233134236958?hash=item3647e2251e:g:a3AAAOSw1vxcZo7N

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@G. Bell  I've read quotes for the life of the sensor battery around 7-8 years.  So could be highly likely your LE Evora sensors are getting close to end of life.  Might be worth considering buying a full set 4 as the other sensors may be on the way out soon too.

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Yeah, I was expecting them to go soon. I hoped that the sensors would last until I needed to change the tyres but unfortunately 2 have died in the last week. So time for tyre & TPMS refresh, as well as a wheel refurb and wheel bolt refresh as everything is looking a little tired.

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On 14/06/2019 at 08:21, Scotsdave said:

If you want to buy a set of Autel sensors I'm willing to program them for you and post them back. They cost about £22 each and they fit the wheels better than the OEM sensors. I've done this for a few users now.

Have you tried doing this for the later post 2017 cars with part A132G6017F  my maxitpms does not read/recognize the sensors in my evora (they are fitted as the come up on the cars display) and the evora options on the machine only have the older part number referenced in its display. I have to the latest version, only really bought it to program via cloning a set of black wheels for my wife's RR evoque, and it worked well for that. The reason I ask is that if i bought a spare set of wheels for the evora i thought i get the tpms working to keep the car happy..

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I just bought a set of 19/20 wheels but these came without the sensors.
Car now shows an alert so I thought I would disable the module by disconnecting the connector in the boot (as mentioned on https://wiki.seloc.org/a/Tyre_Pressure_Monitoring_System).

Unfortunately, this didn't work, the dash is still showing an alert. Did I do something wrong?

 

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1 hour ago, Peters4 said:

I just bought a set of 19/20 wheels but these came without the sensors.
Car now shows an alert so I thought I would disable the module by disconnecting the connector in the boot (as mentioned on https://wiki.seloc.org/a/Tyre_Pressure_Monitoring_System).

Unfortunately, this didn't work, the dash is still showing an alert. Did I do something wrong?

 

Yes, you didn't fit sensors.

I bought my Launch Edition with a valve & sensor gummed up by previous owner using the can of goo such that I couldn't check pressure or put air in.   

Easy solution was Lotus Dealer, the Part No for Evora LE is B121G6000F and it cost me £75.

Before fitting it I noticed a GM Part No 13227143 on it so did some searching and saw 4 for £120 on ebay which I bought because the other 3 OE are 11 years old, but still going strong.

Singly you can get them for around £40..https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-93-9-3-2003-2012-TPMS-Tyre-Pressure-Monitoring-Sensor-13227143/224129933207

I have Winter Wheels with TPMS and when I swap wheels, or fitted the new sensor, have found it does take several miles before the sensors are talking to the display... so don't despair, I thought I'd wasted £75 for quite a long time !

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9 minutes ago, phil flash said:

Yes, you didn't fit sensors.

I think that @Peters4 is asking how to disable/disconnect the TPMS system. 

ISTR that the ‘unplug module’ method never worked for me. (I suspect that the ‘missing’ module would also produce the warning light). The only way that I could disable the TPMS was via Lotus Techcentre (at a dealer). 

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I will probably get some TPMS sensors soon, been looking at ebay for options.
Seems quite a big range in terms of costs: between eur80 and eur160 for the same part (but different vendor), for example

top end: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/4x-SCHRADER-Reifendrucksensor-3058-RDKS-TPMS-fur-Lotus-Saab-12825085-13227143/153839435580

 lower end: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/4x-RDKS-TPMS-Reifendrucksensoren-fur-Lotus-Elise-Evora-Exige-Saab-9-5-13227143/283624758666 

Does price matter? 

 

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29 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

I think that @Peters4 is asking how to disable/disconnect the TPMS system. 

ISTR that the ‘unplug module’ method never worked for me. (I suspect that the ‘missing’ module would also produce the warning light). The only way that I could disable the TPMS was via Lotus Techcentre (at a dealer). 

I deliberately ignored what I consider a stupid idea ..  

 

26 minutes ago, Peters4 said:

I will probably get some TPMS sensors soon, been looking at ebay for options.
Seems quite a big range in terms of costs: between eur80 and eur160 for the same part (but different vendor), for example

top end: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/4x-SCHRADER-Reifendrucksensor-3058-RDKS-TPMS-fur-Lotus-Saab-12825085-13227143/153839435580

 lower end: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/4x-RDKS-TPMS-Reifendrucksensoren-fur-Lotus-Elise-Evora-Exige-Saab-9-5-13227143/283624758666 

Does price matter? 

 

I ignored the lower prices as they are not what Lotus supplied so no guarantee they will work .. if they are GM and have 13227143 moulded on them they are EXACTLY what Lotus supply so will certainly work....   eventually. 

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